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Vidzeme

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Vidzeme is a region in northeastern Latvia, bordering Estonia.

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  • Cesis - town with many historic attractions.
  • Gulbene
  • Ligatne - a great natural park with wildlife animals and "fairy tale" forest with characters from famous latvian fairytales.
  • Madona - a scenic town surrounded by hills, forests and lakes, considered as a winter sports capital of Latvia.
  • Seda
  • Smiltene
  • Strenci
  • Valka - unique town on the border - that crosses the town centre - with Estonia. Due to the future plans it is close to regain the status of important cultural centre.
  • Valmiera - is the largest town in Vidzeme region, famous for it's innovative library.

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  • Latvian is the official language of Latvian Republic.
  • English is the best option with youth as it is normally being taught as the first foreign language in the schools.
  • Russian is widely spoken by mid-age and eldery people
  • People of northern areas (near Valka) may talk Estonian.
  • German was taught in some schools during the Soviet times, some people may still speak it in basic level

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